1. Ethan Chan

    HiFiMAN EF2A vs Fiio E12?

    Hi guys,   Currently this is my audio setup: -Macbook Pro Retina 13" (2013) -Micromega MyDac (Never used, since there is no headphone jack) -Audio Technica ATH-M50x   I listen to Spotify Premium.   So I feel like I want an upgrade. Should I buy a new pair of cans and a headphone amp...
  2. LimeANite

    HiFiMan EF2A w/ tubes for rolling

    Now that I have a Matrix Mini, I've found that my EF2A just doesn't get much use anymore.  It's a pretty fun little amp to play around with and get into tube rolling on.  I'll even throw in a few tube sets to get you started.   You get: HiFiMan EF2A tube hybrid USB DAC/amp USB cable A/C...
  3. LopesME

    Beyerdynamic DT 770 / 880 / 990 250ohms + Hifiman EF2a : a nice deal ?

    Hi folks,   I have a Hifiman EF2a amp and I am searching for a good and comfortably headphone. I bought for use with my ATH-AD700 and I think the pair does not marriage well.   Has anybody experienced any Beyerdynamics 250 ohms versions with this amplifier ? Does the amp have power...
  4. SmOgER

    Just listened to some KolorFish H50's today.. WOW!

    Seller told me that they are exceptional and I of course believed him. I thought this is just another typical studio monitor like Sony V6 but heck I was wrong... Once I plugged them in to my HiFiMan EF2A my tube AMP I was stunned! The lows are punchy, mids pronounced, highs crisp, soundstage is...
  5. guyskr

    tube amp for headphones and speakers for under 200$

    Hey everybody, Just a few days ago I ordered for myself the UE 6000 headphones and they are on there way to me. Now I'm looking for a tube amp which will be connected to my headphones, and sometimes my speakers. Is there a beast like that? I'll connect it to my computer and my record player...
  6. cddc

    Will Hifiman EF2A be a good amp for beginners

    Just bought an HD650 at the end of last year. No idea about where to start. Before making even bigger investment with little knowledge on Amps/Dacs, I am think of buying a Hifiman EF2A to kick off.   Will it be a good choice? Or do you guys recommend something better?   Thanks a lot!
  7. Pianist718

    Perfect AMP for my HD598 under $300 ? (Bravo or HIFIMAN EF-2A or FIIO E17 or HRT or Bellari HA540)

    Hi guys ... I am enjoying my Sennheiser HD598 and for someone who uses them mostly run out of my computer (with an old, cheap soundcard) I just want to see if I can get better and louder sound using a AMP under $300.   So far I narrowed it down to these.     Bravo ...
  8. martinrajdl

    Odac+O2 vs HFM EF2A or should i upgrade Headphones + other opinions ?

    Hey everyone ! So i have been quite happy about my HD558 + E10 for a few years now. However, I think i would like to upgrade my setup a little bit.  I was thinking about upgrading my dac/amp rather than my headphones becouse i am really happy with them. EF2A is probably the one fitting in my...
  9. mark5hs

    How much of a an upgrade would the Schiit Lyr be over the HiFi-Man EF2A for the HE-400?

    I have the EF2A with stock tubes and I really have no complaints with it. It fills in a lot of bass for the HE-400 and gives it a very warm, musical quality. It also makes a massive difference for my Denon Ahd-2000s. My brother is in the market for an amp though and I have some spare spending...
  10. SpartanX58

    HiFiMAN EF-2A vs Schiit Vali

    Hi guys, I've recently bought an AKG K612 PRO and I'm looking for an Amp to drive it. I want to know the differences and similarities between the HiFiMAN EF-2A and the Schiit Vali, their pros and cons and wich one best synergyses with my K612. Metal and Industrial are my musical tastes.
  11. Nikori

    Best USB DAC/AMP to be used with my laptop

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum so pls be kind. :)   I own a pair of harman/kardon NC headphones which sound pretty great to me. However, i feel that these headphones could deliver much more in terms of sound quality if it was used together with an external USB dac. The problem is, i...
  12. tangfj

    Help me choose an amp! HIFIMAN EF-2A or Schiit Modi+Vali or WA7? OR something else?

    Hey guys, I'm not really new here as I've been a member for quite some time but I've recently got reinvigorated in to the headphone space again.  Anyway, I've recently been considering getting a DAC/Amp to use with my mac.  I want to get something somewhat compact and small so that it doesn't...
  13. jpalenzuela

    My First DAC/amp. Need advice

    Hi everyone! I recieved my Grado SR80i's 4 months ago, these are my first pair of real HiFi headphones, Im loving the grado sound signature. Now I am planning to get a DAC/AMP combo to improve the sound experience. (I mostly listen to 16 bit FLACs) This device has to be good enough to drive...
  14. White Lotus

    HifiMan/Head-direct confusion (EF1 vs EF2 vs EF5)

    Alright, so I have a bit of a predicament.    I just purchased a second hand EF1, for $200:  (this is an image I found on the internet, mine is still in transit)       The EF5, however, is close to $500 brand new:         The EF2, on the Head-Direct website, is currently $170. It...
  15. SO74

    The hifiman he-500s with the hifiman ef2a

    Hello what do you think of this match up? Is the ef2a able to drive the he-500s and is the ef2a a neutral sounding amp. What do you think of the amp? Thank you
  16. Math-ECU

    HifiMan EF2A for Sale

    I have a two month old HifiMan EF2A with stock tubes.  I have 100% Positive Feedback on Ebay as well..hamiltont69 there...Please let me know if you have any questions.  Item will ship in original box.  The Paypal and shipping fees are included in the $90.00.  **The upgraded tubes are no longer...

    Best Amp $150> ?

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for an amplifier to power my Senn HD580's. I would like to keep the price under $150 if it's possible. It doesn't really matter to me if the amp is portable or not, I'll be using it at my desk. I would like to have one with a built in DAC, but it isn't a huge deal to me...
  18. Dodgercat

    Hooking up Hi-Fiman EF2A?

    Call me an idiot, or call me ignorant, but I need some basic advice. I just received my Hi-Fimand EF2A, I hooked up the power supply, put the tubes in, and connected the USB jack. So, what's next ? yes power is on. But when I plug my headphones, the sound still either comes out of the system...
  19. LazBro123

    HifiMan EF2A

    Hey guys,   If anyone has a HifiMan EF2A for sale in good condition, please contact me.    Thanks!   LazBro123
  20. TheNewCanMan

    FS/FT HiFiMan EF2A

    The EF2A is a great little usb dac/amp and has mullard tubes installed.  I confess, I know little about them, but I can find out more if you are inquisitive.  No drivers are required to use it with your computer, just plug it in and enjoy :)  This is a fun amp/dac and I think a pretty cool way...
  21. blt77

    Hifiman ef2a vs other options for Graod sr225's

    Hello I am currently in the market for a headphone amp that would match up well with my Grado sr225's also have akg k172 hd's (use much less but sitll want something to power them well), and in the next year plan to replace them with b&w p7's. I have little experience with and therefore have...
  22. gbamboo

    Hifiman EF2a head amp w/ DAC and upgrated tube, priced Drpped. SOLD!

    Hi,   For sale is a fully functional HifiMan EF2A tube amp with DAC. Includes stock chinese 6J1 tubes, USB cable, and power cord. It also comes with the upgraded Rayethon 6AK5 tubes. Only has about 150 hours on it.   The Rayethon tubes cost 30$. Here is where it is from  ...
  23. maddog07

    HiFiMAN EF2A tube headphone amp/DAC $125

    Little used EF2A.  Long time audiofool, just getting into "cans".  I bought 5 different headphone amps and several different pairs of cans and have have been steadily moving up the chain trying to find what I want to keep long term.  This unit simply has way too much gain for any of the phones I...
  24. Satellite_6

    HiFiMAN EF2A w/ premium tubes.

    I have upgraded to a dedicated DAC and amp so I'm selling my EF2A. It's a USB DAC/AMP (hybrid). The upgrade to dedicated components didn't make as much difference as I expected actually, but I'm sticking with those and selling this anyway. This thing is certainly a great value. It can power the...
  25. jerikl

    HiFiMan EF2 USB DAC/amplifier

    This is in excellent condition -- just purchased from a HeadFi member about 2 months ago, but decided that it wasn't for me. It comes with the stock tubes; (2) matched pairs of RCAs-grey plate and black plate; a matched pair of GEs + (4) more GEs; a matched pair of Sylvania GB-5654 with gold...